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  • 20 May 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Equinor is preparing to begin its public consultations with Norfolk communities on its proposed wind farm extension projects planned to be built adjacent to the company’s existing offshore wind farms off the North Norfolk coast. The existing Sheringham Shoal and Dudgeon offshore wind farms provide renewable electricity for 750,000 UK homes, Equinor said. The Sheringham […]

  • 7 May 2020

    EPI Group EPI Environmental EPI is committed to the conservation of the environment, specifically the impact on human health, climate change and biodiversity; providing a full suite of environmental services. We work in conjunction with our clients, local specialists and regulatory authorities on the development and management of all environmental requirements related to a client’s […]

  • 5 May 2020
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    DEME is currently looking for a replacement vessel for the installation of Moray East jacket foundations, following the crane accident onboard the installation vessel Orion. The company is considering both the vessels in its own fleet and externally to carry out the installation of Moray East jackets, first eight of which have now arrived at […]

  • 28 April 2020
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

    Crown Estate Scotland has wrapped up the preparation of ScotWind leasing documentation. The authority is now working with the Scottish Government to finalise and formally launch the ScotWind offshore wind leasing round. The ScotWind documentation includes the leasing launch pack and an engagement document for the proposed Supply Chain Development Statement (SCDS). The launch set […]

  • 14 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    Edinburgh-headquartered Renewable Infrastructure Development Group (RIDG) has expanded its team with two hires in preparation for the ScotWind offshore wind seabed leasing round in Scotland. Isla Robb will lead on RIDG’s Supply Chain and Skills as an Associate Director, working to ensure that the RIDG approach to project delivery is innovative, commercially competitive, and maximises […]

  • 9 April 2020
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The developers of Australia’s first offshore wind farm have started environmental assessment process and referred the Star of the South project to state and federal planning and environment ministries.

  • 3 April 2020

    The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) has called for a more ambitious offshore wind target than that proposed in Scottish Government’s consultation on the draft Offshore Wind Policy Statement.

  • 3 April 2020
    Contracts & Tenders

    Swedish energy company Vattenfall has decided not to participate in the tender for the Hollandse Kust (noord) offshore wind farm in the Netherlands, citing uncertainty over the COVID-19 pandemic as the reason. ”In light of the current COVID-19 situation, we have carefully evaluated our risk-reward balance against the remainder of our strong pipeline and the […]

  • 1 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    Siemens Gamesa has resumed production at its blade factory in Hull today (1 April), after pausing operations on 24 March.

  • 30 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has paused production at its blade factory at Alexandra Dock in Hull, UK, following the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent governmental recommendations.

  • 27 March 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    VolkerInfra has secured a new contract with Prysmian PowerLink for onshore cable services at the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm in Scotland. Under the GBP 15.5 million contract, VolkerInfra will install two 220kV onshore export circuits following the completion of the Pre-Construction Activities (PCA). The UK-based company is in charge of enabling works […]

  • 13 March 2020

    Those on board the Esvagt Mercator Service Operations Vessel (SOV) have been released from quarantine after the vessel’s 48-hour detainment in the Port of Oostende over concerns about some of the crew members showing symptoms of COVID-19 disease, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. “The SOV ’Esvagt Mercator’ has been in the port of Oostende for […]

  • 19 February 2020

    German Offshore Wind Energy Foundation KEY ACTIVITIES Advice and consulting for policy-makers The foundation supports various political institutions and stakeholders in expanding and promoting the use of offshore wind energy in Germany and Europe. It provides information, advice, and consulting to energy policy committees and works with other industry representatives to develop position papers on […]

  • 12 February 2020
    Authorities, Environment, Wind Farm Update

    According to the new timeline, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) plans to issue final permits for the project by mid-march 2021.

  • 19 December 2019
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The Scottish Government has launched two consultations to inform the pipeline of future offshore wind development and improve understanding of its role in meeting net zero targets. Views are being sought on the draft Offshore Wind Policy Statement and the draft Sectoral Marine Plan for Offshore Wind Energy. The Sectoral Marine Plan outlines how the […]

  • 16 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is urging the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) to advance offshore wind projects. AWEA issued a statement this past weekend on the one-year anniversary of the record-breaking auction that saw winning bids from Mayflower Wind Energy, Equinor and Vineyard Wind for three lease areas offshore Massachusetts. “Last year’s auction […]

  • 12 December 2019
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    German wind energy agency WAB has brought into question the results of a report recently published by WindEurope, saying that Germany’s offshore wind potential is around 21GW higher than stated in the report. According to the report, the potential of offshore wind capacity in German waters by 2050 accounts to some 36GW. However, WAB has […]

  • 12 December 2019
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    Two US bird conservation groups have filed a lawsuit in a federal court over the proposed Icebreaker Wind offshore wind project in Lake Erie, Ohio. The Icebreaker offshore wind project will comprise six MHI Vestas turbines with a nameplate capacity rating of 3.45MW located some 10 miles offshore Cleveland. Construction could start by 2021, and once […]

  • 12 December 2019
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has postponed the decision deadline for a Development Consent Order (DCO) related to Vattenfall’s 1.8GW Norfolk Vanguard offshore wind project. The Secretary of State originally had until 10 December to issue a DCO decision. The statement confirming the new deadline for a decision […]

  • 27 November 2019
    Business & Finance, Ports & Logistics

    Vineyard Wind is allocating two USD 50,000 grants to support the development of port facilities that would service the offshore wind industry in Massachusetts, U.S. The first grant is awarded to the New Bedford Port Authority for developing publicly-owned port facilities that could help support shore-based operations of the local offshore wind industry. According to […]

  • 19 November 2019

    New England offshore wind leaseholders Equinor, Mayflower Wind, Ørsted, Eversource and Vineyard Wind have submitted a uniform turbine layout proposal to the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG). The layout specifies that turbines will be spaced 1 nautical mile apart, arranged in east-west rows and north-south columns, with the rows and columns continuous across the seven lease […]

  • 17 October 2019

    The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) has issued a new policy which clarifies that it will act as the primary authority on workplace safety for renewable energy projects on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). The new policy is set to be published in the Federal Register on 18 October and defines DOI as the principal federal agency for the […]

  • 4 October 2019

    How will offshore wind play its part in the energy transition? Find out during Offshore Wind Conference 2019. This animation delves into the session Is the offshore wind business case bankable? This embedded content is only visible after accepting cookies. Change your preferences If the world is to be powered solely on electricity, the offshore […]

  • 30 September 2019

    How will offshore wind play its part in the energy transition? Find out during Offshore Wind Conference 2019. This animation delves into the session When offshore wind starts dating. This embedded content is only visible after accepting cookies. Change your preferences Some challenges, such as renewable energy powering the future, bring industries closer together. So if offshore wind would […]

  • 20 September 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    Vineyard Wind is set to begin carrying out geological surveys for the 800MW offshore wind project in Massachusetts, the U.S. The surveys will begin on or about 23 September in shallow waters in and just outside of the Centerville Harbor and Muskeget Channel. The estimated duration of the work is 10 to 15 days. Vineyard Wind […]

  • 16 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Bristol Airport in the UK has signed an agreement with Ørsted to have 100% of its electricity supply powered by renewables. Under the three-year agreement, Bristol Airport’s annual electricity use of 17 million kWh will be powered entirely by renewable sources. Over the duration of the contract, an estimated 14,000t of carbon is expected to […]